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21 05, 2018

Official Indie Music Bus imbChat #imbChat

By |2018-05-27T07:46:13-04:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Official, Online Chat, Social Media Network, Tips|

#imbChat Welcome to the official page for our Indie Music Bus Twitter Chats imbChat. These chats should grow a community of musicians and supporters. You can see previous chats here. Chats on Tuesday and Thursday 6PM EDT | 3PM PDT | 5PM CDT | 11PM BST  Saturday [ 4PM EDT | 1PM PDT | 3PM CDT | 9PM BST ]  Be notified via our Newsletter, with the Online Chat checked, of upcoming chats.       Chats on the Books   Tue 5/22/18    Friday 5/25/18 Four chats will be held per week: Tue 6pm Est, Fri 6pm Est, (Sat 10am Est and 3pm Est) The official Twitter account is @imbChat For now we suggest using TweetDeck and adding a column for imbChat. If you know of a better Chat client, let us know! If you use TWchat, it has features to filter [...]

19 05, 2018

Receive Music Submissions for Radio, Blog, Podcast

By |2019-06-09T16:17:52-04:00May 19th, 2018|Categories: Official, Official Directory, Opportunities, Submit Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

You're about to find out how to Receive Music Submissions Introduction Hello, my name is Walter and I am the founder and developer here at Indie Music Bus™. Indie Music Bus has a small team of super fans that work with independent music creators and supporters for free. Our main goal is to help everyone in the music industry who really cares about the artist more than themselves. The Offer Today, I am looking to expand a couple of our free to use directories. The directories list quality radio stations, podcasts interviews sites and music bloggers. I am looking for radio stations that: Doesn't charge for plays/airtime Pays royalties and/or offer unique services to give artists useful exposure to real listeners. Premium services are okay too as long as there are free options. Mixes Social and Broadcast behavior on Social Media [...]

11 05, 2018

Indie Music Force: Music Requests, Charts, Fun for Fans

By |2018-05-12T05:17:24-04:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Official, Opportunities, Promotion, Social Media Network|

Music Requests This is a rough draft and subject to change some. These features are exclusively available to those on our promotion roster. Also read about Indie Music Force Central Behind the scenes I have been working on the concepts and features for a new Twitter Bot called Indie Music Force. You can send commands to the Indie Music Force Bot because it is a listening software. It’s main purpose for now is Music Requests, so it only has a single command, which I will list later. The command list will be expanded and documented on a special page as I complete them. I believe Indie Music Force will be fun for fans and lucrative for bands and sponsors. Fans Music fans who are not music creators: Would you do a little social media work for rewards like, music downloads, band merchandise or show [...]

8 05, 2018

Independent Musical Artist Stories

By |2018-05-08T08:59:37-04:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Official, Opportunities, Stories|Tags: , , , |

Introduction Over the years, many of you, thousands, have submitted your musical artist stories, including from our Indie Music Monday platform, along with your bio's and music. The other day I was thinking, man, many of these stories are really good! Then I got to thinking that it might be a good idea to share some of them with our readers. So, I have written some code to extract them all from the submissions so that I may go over them and pick out a few each week to feature here at Indie Music Bus. I still have a bit of work to do yet before I can make this happen, but it won't take long. What do you think about this? Comments are open at the bottom of this page. Musical Artist Stories Stories are the main attraction for [...]

19 08, 2017

Republish Indie Music Monday Interviews

By |2017-08-31T09:13:24-04:00August 19th, 2017|Categories: Exclusive Features, Official|Tags: |

Featuring the awesome Christina Taylor Indie Music Monday Interviews So that the artists we support can have maximum exposure possible, we are making this offer. Republish Indie Music Monday interviews on your own blog! They are a talented group of artists and bands who are well-spoken! There are a few conditions however: Interview must be three months old or older Fill out the form below requesting permission for each article or work something out with us You must write 200+ words of your own about the artist to appear on top of the interview Include the featured artist's Twitter account when sharing your article Include a tag line at the bottom of the interview: Tagline: "This interview originally appeared on Indie Music Monday - indiemusicmonday.com" The Interviews You can find the interviews by visiting Indie Music Monday and then [...]

18 08, 2017

Indie Music Force – Street and Web Teams Central

By |2018-05-05T15:21:26-04:00August 18th, 2017|Categories: Exclusive Features, Indie Music Support, Official, Promotion|Tags: , , , , |

Indie Music Force™ - Street and Web Teams Central Indie Music Force are Music Fans and Supporters a Virtual and Real Street Team – Ride Indie Music Bus™ Many years ago, on our first website called ClubKnowledge we had a virtual street team application that grew popular. Inspiration came from a service offered by mp3.com, “Promoter” platform. When mp3.com closed, our platform soon went with it. Today, the internet offers the road to travel on for both artists and music fans. We already offer many services for artists and believe it would be amazing to offer a platform for the supporters of independent music too. Let the world hear the music fans voices!   New Logo, T-Shirt Design and Flyers As we speak, we are working with Ian Husbands to design all the graphics we will use going forward. We [...]

7 08, 2017

Press

By |2018-05-30T08:58:16-04:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Official|Tags: |

Press About Indie Music Bus These industry, musicians, bands and media sites who have written about the Indie Music Bus. From simple blog posts to news articles.. It is a proud moment at Indie Music Bus™ our own Walter Hargrave was interviewed by Eileen Shapiro eileen shapiro for the Huffington Post and we will be forever grateful! As the driver of the Indie Music Bus, with all of the Indie artists out there now, Walter Hargrave has a long and fascinating ride ahead of him. The Indie Music Bus is an answer to the independent musicians prayers, offering various services from promotion to internet radio and blogger directories to DIY tips and tricks, and most importantly “belief”. There is not much more that I add to the answers Walter provided and his wife, Darlene helped [...]

11 07, 2017

Five Benefits From Listing Radio Stations With Us

By |2018-05-19T05:32:10-04:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Internet Radio, Official, Official Directory, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , , |

Listing Radio Stations Back Story Before we get into the topic of listing radio stations, a bit of a story! It all started way back in the year 2000. I was just getting into the independent music scene.  Jody Fadley (RIP) had started a new band called JSR and I wanted to help promote them if I could. MP3.com was all the buzz then. One thing lead to another and I learned about internet radio stations. This excited me greatly, so I began searching for these radio stations. It was very difficult and tedious to say the least! Many websites were no longer active. Many stations didn't support independents or the genres of Rock or Alternative Rock, JSR's sound. Then the idea of a directory of indie radio stations was born. Compiling a listing of stations that had the qualifications [...]

3 07, 2017

Daily #IndieGrowth Hour – Independent Music

By |2017-07-30T07:33:53-04:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Conceptual, Official, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , , , |

Daily #IndieGrowth Hour What is #IndieGrowth you ask and why daily? It is something new that we will be testing out on Twitter. An hour long daily Twitter discussion or cross promotion event. The reason for a daily event is to give more people the chance to participate. Let's face it, not many will be there everyday if any. Topics could be: New music releases Discussion about new trends or services in the industry Ideas for social media and email marketing Here is how we think it will work: During a specified hour music, industry folks subscribe to the hashtag #IndieGrowth Each participant offer a well crafted relevant Tweet on a predetermined topic Participants should retweet and follow some of the tweets and music industry folks During these hour long sessions: Promote the concept of networking via social media events Cross [...]

16 06, 2017

Evolving & Revolving Promotions

By |2017-06-17T00:35:32-04:00June 16th, 2017|Categories: Conceptual, Official, Opportunities, Promotion|

Concept for Music Blogs and Interview Sites Evolving & Revolving Promotions to work together using cross promotions for the good of the artists and each other! This would also make all brands involved more appealing to the artists! We want to offer a directory to make it easy to cross promote great talent and content. Each service posts a list of talent they have interviewed, reviewed etc and who they believe worthy of promotion. Two parties offer their list of talent that they believe to be worthy of promotion. Each party would evaluate each others list to find an act to feature, interview, review or whatever the brand's services are. If both parties can agree on a trade, then they would both do what they do and cross-promote each others resulting content. The site would lock the lists for both [...]